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Latest posts by chicky


Posted: 06/05/2014 at 19:14

Just about to have my dinner - stop with the mice stories please.

Wintersong - so depressing about your fence - its not just the mindless damage, but the hassleof getting things put right again.  Can you protect your plants from hobnail boots with upturned buckets or hanging baskets??

fairy - i did get a Daniel D last year - he is not very tall yet but has produced two saucer size flowers. Tbh, i would rather he put on a bit more growth really.

Mrs G - ernest markham is another of mine.  He's a group 3, so putting on yards of growth now, but don't expect flowers til July.

its funny that only my roses and clematis are he's and she's - the others are just "its"


Posted: 06/05/2014 at 07:09

This forum is so educational - just had to google Old Mother Riley - .....and now I know.  Morning KEF


Posted: 06/05/2014 at 07:00

Morning Fairy - New bed needs some thinking about - its a bit shady and needs to be deer proof.  So some shrubs for a bit of structure, ferns and hostas, and I'm thinking a drift of alliums running through for this time of year.  But will no doubt change my mind a few times before a spade is lifted


Posted: 06/05/2014 at 06:49

The rain will be washing my rose food in.  Sweetpeas survived their first night in open ground, but will now have to fend for themselves for the day, as my office beckons.

Morning Dove

Dry shade

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 22:07

But you have West Acre

Dry shade

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 22:02

And Longstock is a beautiful water garden to visit too - just outside Stockbridge

What is this?

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 21:59

Looks like a lithodora to me - you can get them plain blue, like yours, or blue with a white cross in the centre.  

Dry shade

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 21:31

I have bought both sorts of cyclamen from Eurobulbs, and been very pleased. For the others, check out "the good guys" thread for online nurseries folk on here have been pleased with.  Let us know how you get on

Help!!! Attaching photos from an ipad?

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 21:23

I am on ios 7.1.1, and iPad works fine (using safari) but iphone has limited toolbar - no photos or smileys.  hope that helps


Posted: 05/05/2014 at 20:34

Big fan of Beechgrove here too - it is so nice to have 2 gardening programmes a week to look forward to

Discussions started by chicky

Tree id

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Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

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Plant ID - blue flowers

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Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Does anyone want to meet up? 
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Last Post: 09/09/2014 at 23:48

Dark Red Sedum

Anyone know a good one? 
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Last Post: 25/08/2014 at 08:56

Shrub id

Any ideas 
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Last Post: 14/06/2014 at 19:51

Wildflower id

Blue flowers like a forget me not 
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Last Post: 12/05/2014 at 19:15

Cap on soil

Do I need to break it before mulching? 
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Last Post: 18/04/2014 at 08:33

Plant id - looks like pulmonaria but the leaves are wrong

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Last Post: 15/04/2014 at 07:29

TV gardening programmes

A reminder 
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Last Post: 10/04/2014 at 19:16

When is the best time to prune Group 3 clematis?

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Can i grow a Mahonia in a pot?

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Last Post: 15/12/2013 at 18:22

Best dogwoods for stem colour

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Good Berries

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No flowers on gladioli

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